Coach Spotlight: Albert

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I’m so happy to officially announce that Albert has joined the LAX Coaching Staff!! He’s been a member for a long time now, and his passion for CrossFit, Fitness, Health, and the LAX CrossFit Community is second to none. When he approached me a while ago saying he was interested in coaching I couldn’t have been more delighted. I knew he would be a great Coach with his attention to detail in queuing movements and especially how he cares for people. If you’ve already had a class with him then you know what’s up. He’s awesome and we couldn’t be more thankful that he has joined the team! Welcome Albert!

Albert and Marlene took 1st in the Advanced Division of our last competition. I think they surprised themselves, but we all knew they had it in them!

What made you try CrossFit?

My Girl Liz introduced me to CrossFit.

How long have you been CrossFitting?

It will be 3 years in October.

What’s your athletic background?

High school Football, volleyball, track & field.

What are your goals in CrossFit?

I want to remain healthy by doing crossfit the rest of my life and of course to become a better athlete and coach.

Favorite WOD?

The Bear Complex.

What are your favorite movements?

My favorite is the Snatch.

What do you love most about CrossFit?

Keeps me strong, sharp ,and happy.

Albert crushed 17.3, which included one of his favorite movements – the Snatch!

If you weren’t doing CrossFit, you’d be…

Drinking beers.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an animal photographer.

Where did you last vacation?

My last vacation was Kauai, Hawaii with my parents and my lovely Girlfriend Liz and her mommy. Such a beautiful memory!

Name one life goal.

One life goal is to motivate my loved ones to exercise and live as healthy possible.

What made you want to become a coach?

CrossFit has made me an overall better person/athlete. It has helped me reach goals and I want to help and teach others how to reach their goals through CrossFit.

If you could talk to yourself from 5 years ago, what would you tell him (that wouldn’t alter the space-time continuum).

The best is yet to come.

Workout of the Day 8/16/2017 – Wednesday

CrossFit

A. Met-Con
‘Filthy Fifty’:
50 Box Jumps (24″/20″)
50 Jumping Pull-Ups
50 KB Swings (1 pd)
50 Steps of Walking Lunge
50 Knees to Elbows
50 Push Press (45#/33#)
50 Good Mornings (45#/33#)
50 Wall Balls (20#/14#)
50 Burpees
50 Double Unders

CrossFit Lite

A. Met-Con
Tabata 20/10 – 8 Rds per movement:
Wall Balls
Lunge Steps
Push-Ups
Sit-Ups
Slam Balls

Rest 1 minute between tabatas. Traditional tabata scoring – lowest rep count in each tabata will count as score.

CrossFit 101

Skill.
Push Jerk 8 x 3

Met-Con.
Partner WOD
AMRAP 14:
10 Push Jerks
10 Burpees

Partner rows 20 Calories. Alternate when row is complete. Score total reps and total calories rowed.